When you go to a public park in anywhere in Japan, you see people picking up trashes. They are not paid by the city or traffic violators doing community service. They are just people living around the park cleaning up.
Those people are not asked to clean the park, street and surroundings. They just do it because they want to. I do not see that in anbwherelse. This is one of the many things I like about people in Japan.
When the last train leaves the station, city becomes very quiet in most places. But there are places in Tokyo that is non stop all night ... until the first train arrives. Night time is still safe to walk around in Tokyo. You might want to wonder around Tokyo after midnight to see what's going on. I found it fascination especially when I cannot sleep from the time lag.
Most facilities like public baths, hot springs, swimming pools in Japan prohibits people from entering when you have a tattoo ... even a tattoo is very small. If the tattoo is small, you can buy a bandage to cover it up. Tattoo is considered as a sign of you belonging to a gang or Yakuza.
It is not illegal to tell people to leave if they have even a single tattoo in Japan.
Few things you need to know when you are riding on the local trains and subways.
(1) No drinking or eating
(2) No talking on the phone
(3) No sprouting legs when you are sitting
(4) No talking loud
(5) No loud music
(6) No eye contact with other people
(7) No sitting on the priority seats (handicapped, elders, Pregnant woman ...)
I am sure many US small businesses would love to have a partner in Japan to expand their business to Japan and rest of Asia. Do you know anyone who may be interested in opening Japan operation for those small businesses?
ASIANA AIRBUS A-350
Seattle Tacoma to Incheon, Korea
I just booked my next Japan trip in October - November.
I booked on the flight on ASIANA air using Airbus A-350, newest airplane.
I still have more than 11 week ... but I am looking forward to fling on A-350.
Small samples of KamonImperial Kamon Japanese Passport Design
Kamon is Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual, a family, or an institution or business entity. Samurai used to have a Kamon representing their clan. You can choose one if you want to except you should not choose Kikuno Gomon ... Imperial Kamon.
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